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Mestreechs Aajt (3.5% ABV, sweetened)

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Brewed by Gulpener Bierbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Gulpen, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Note: This is the version sold in the Netherlands and (if applicable) other parts of Europe.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
75 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep orange glare. Small off white head. Aroma is toasted and slight fruity. Sweet, fruity, slight citric. Berries. Sweet and fruity, toasted and malty. Sweet fruity far finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (801) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, wood, berries, cherry and acidity.

Appearance:
Clear/hazy amber/red beer with a slight/medium off-white/beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, wood, berries and cherry; ends slightly sour with acidity.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. Such a great flavour for itís 3.5abv. Makes me wonder what the unsweetened 5abv will be.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (851) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
Tap@ De Klep als Zwarte Ruiter Mestreechs Aajt. 1 jaar op hout gelagerd. Getapt in een stenen mok dus kan de kleur niet goed beoordelen. Ruikt zuur, kersen, hout. Smaak is zoetzuur, kersen, zurige afdronk. Als het bier opwarmt dan wordt het zoete wat weŽig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
75cl bottle. Dark ruby pour, clear, with a thin tan head. Notes of caramel, vinegar and subtle cider. A bit too sweet and one-dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3753) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
Tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden: Clear brown colored brew with an great well balanced sour taste, hints of wood, wine and some sugary.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maakun (3397) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Tap at Arendsnest. Clear dark reddish brown with beige head. Overripe fruits, quite sugary, sweet berries, sweet balsamico. This seems a bit bland after the insane foeder version Iím having next to it. Medium sweet and light sour. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6283) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2016
On tap at Stadsbrouwhuis Leiden. Sold as Mestreechs Aajt, but given the fact Zwarte Ruiter is now widely on sale (=Mestreechs Aajt O.A.) and the regular is very rare, Iíll rate it here. Will get me a bottle as well to check ;-). Clear copper-amber-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of lots of wood, tart, brown sugar, red berries, fruits, malts. Flavour is tart, woody, fruity, berries, malts, a bit of caramel, brown sugar in a non-sweet way, tart-bitter finish with lots of wood. Light bodied. Good.
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2010 Total Score: 3.5
On tap at In de Wildeman. Clear brown colour with a light reddish hue, off white head. Aroma of balsamic vinegar with brown sugar, malts. Flavour is brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, light chocolate malts, tart finish. Medium bodied. Well done for such a low abv beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4632) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2016
(Gulpener Zwarte Ruiter) Bottle 750ml, corked and caged, served into a snifter, ABV 3.5% Dark mahogany brown colour on the body with a small and thin tan head on top, with good retention though. Aroma has funk, some caramel, vinous notes and wood. Taste is more on the sweet side, more caramel now, red fruits, candy sugar, red wine notes, berries, a little bit of sourness towards the finish but quickly enough the sweet elements cover it, some wood. Medium thin body with good carbonation. Enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jakeman (2) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
Lekker fris en zoetzuur doordrink bier. Ondanks het lage alcoholpercentage erg smaakvol. De houtgelagerde versie is zachter van smaak als de gewone versie. Geurt naar appels, stroop en ciderazijn. Smaak ciderachtig, stroop, goede balans tussen zuur en stroop. Alleen jammer dat deze (kunstmatig) gezoet wordt!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (3155) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
75 cl in box, special edition no3, obv Mestreechs Aajt, 1 jaar gelagerd op hout. Weet niet of dit hetzelfde is als het basisbier maar dat merken we dan wel. Schenkt donker:caramelbruin met licht gelig/witte kraag. Aroma van hout, rood fruit, fruitzuur. Smaken zijn redelijk tot stevig zoet, matig maar erg zacht zuur, hout, vanille, donker fruit, helaas ook wat zoetstof te proeven van de saccharine, wat lactose, fruitig basiskarakter, bruine suiker, rood fruit, rozijn, matige body, maar gewoon erg smaakvol en bovendien maar 3.5%. Prima


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